MetsFan32
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Incubating Bacteria

Postby MetsFan32 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:06 am

Hi, Im doing a project for a summer science research program. Ive decided to take bacteria cultures from different locations around my school, such as the toilet, water fountain, etc. I was wondering how long I have to incubate the cultures, and at what temperature? A quick response would be great, as in like, before 12 PM today. Thanks.

ChrisG
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Postby ChrisG » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:34 am

Hi,
Try an internet search for "growing bacteria." You'll find many pages like these:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... Agar.shtml
http://www.madsci.org/FAQs/micro/culture.html
Please note the safety precautions.

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